The proprietors must have opened the modern Merriam-Webster, which defines the word posh as elegant and fashionable… there’s no trace of the word in the 1920 publication. The Oxford claims it is slang for high class and smart – with a reference to a Romany word for money. There is an English football team, Peterborough United, nicknamed The Posh – possibly an attempt at irony. Many years ago the site of this restaurant was occupied by an old fashioned establishment called Bagatelle, a popular lunch venue for the business community but very unlike the present enterprise.
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